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Federal Initiatives for Improving Pain Care and Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The Pain management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, and the HEAL Initiative: Doubling Funding to Accelerate Scientific Solutions to Stem the National Opioid Epidemic.


In April 2018, NIH launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, with the goal of accelerating scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

The NIH HEAL Initiative will bolster research across NIH to:

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Linda L. Porter, PhD